Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Gray handbag

Remember a few weeks (!) ago, I showed a little bit, a teaser, of something I was doing...and then I forgot to show the whole thing! Well, here it is. Im not very happy about the pictures, so I hope to get a sunny day soon and replace them. But for now:

It's a wetfelted handbag. I used grey Gotland wool. It was handfelted as one piece, so it has no seams. Very strong!. I added later lining in solid black cotton. Very neat. And what I was working on was some embellishment, basically because it looked a bit dull otherwise. It has black and transparent beads in all sizes and combination. The bottom line is made of acrylic black drop beads which dangle move a bit and so it gives the whole design a bit of movement. It was all hand sewn so it took me a while!

I will be putting it in my Dawanda shop later today...hopefully!


yvette said...

I really really love it, you are a good felter, and make the firmness of the bag looser with your embroidery.hugs yvette

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

Oooh I love this!

Thank you for wishing me luck in my workshops... they went really well.


Marian said...

Yvette, thanks! yeah, that was the idea. To add som sparkly bits to make it a bit more alive and not so rigid and two dimensional.

Sarah, hey! you are back! how was the party!? Glad you had a nice time at the workshops... lots of students?

Lily Pang said...

It is really lovely! Very elegant design and color!

Marian said...

thanks Lily!